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eq·ui·voque

also eq·ui·voke  (ĕk′wə-vōk′, ē′kwə-)
n.
1. An equivocal word or expression.
2. A pun.
3. A double meaning.

[French équivoque, from Late Latin aequivocus, ambiguous; see equivocal.]

equivoque

(ˈɛkwɪˌvəʊk) or

equivoke

n
1. a play on words; pun
2. an ambiguous phrase or expression
3. double meaning; ambiguity
[C14: equivoc equivocal]

eq•ui•voque

or eq•ui•voke

(ˈɛk wəˌvoʊk, ˈi kwə-)

n.
1. an equivocal term; an ambiguous expression.
2. a play on words; pun.
3. double meaning; ambiguity.
[1350–1400; Middle English equivoc; see equivocal]

equivoque, equivoke

1. an equivocal term or ambiguous expression.
2. a play upon words; pun.
See also: Punning
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equivoque

also equivoke
noun
1. An expression or term liable to more than one interpretation:
2. The use or an instance of equivocal language:
Informal: waffle.